A £10 million centre for climate change mitigation will be built in the UK.
The Leverhulme Centre will be based at the University of Sheffield.
It aims to revolutionise approaches to climate change mitigation and promote food security whilst safeguarding natural resources.
It will also develop the science to safely remove emissions from the atmosphere to cool the planet.
The project will run for 10 years.
Professor David Beerling, Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation at the University of Sheffield said: “Turning the tide on climate change is a matter of inter-generational justice. Deployable strategies for removing CO2 from the atmosphere are strongly embedded in climate stabilisation policies but don’t yet exist. So pinning the future fate of the Earth and seven billion humans on meaningful emission cuts without fostering research into alternative actions to avert the threat of dangerous climate change is a risky strategy.”